The Garden Behind the Locked Door
Here's the picture I call, Little Garden 4. I already have Little Gardens 1, 2 and 3 and so you may wonder if I've gotten really lazy about naming my pictures. Well, yes and no. It is hard to think up names for abstract pieces. I suppose I could really call it anything... Aliens from the Blue... Traffic Jam at Dusk...Flowerhead. I'm sure you can think of some better ones! The real reason I called it Little Garden 4 is because of a sketch in my notebook that I randomly doodled and thought of as a "little garden". I've come to value these little doodles because they're somewhat unconcscious. Malcolm Gladwell, in the best seller, Blink, called it "the mind behind the locked door". Our conscious brains can't stand that there's so much back there that they can't control! I like to try and peek through the key hole. I know that's where all my most creative ideas are. Have you ever sat in front of a blank sheet of white paper and consciously tried to decide what to draw? I find that my conscious brain goes as blank as the page. That is why, when I do a little doodle, I take it seriously. I even make a whole series out of it!
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